Battlegrounds Mobile India Sends Data to Servers Outside of India, Which Could Include China: CAIT Demands Ban
According to reports, Battlegrounds Mobile India sends and receives data to servers in China, Hong Kong, the United States, and Moscow.
The data was transferred and received by the Battlegrounds Mobile India APK to servers in numerous other locations, including China, according to an IGN India report. The data was purportedly transferred to Microsoft Azure servers in Mumbai, Moscow, and the United States, as well as China Mobile Communications servers in Beijing, Tencent’s Proxima Beta in Hong Kong, and Microsoft Azure servers in Mumbai, Moscow, and the United States. When Battlegrounds Mobile India starts up, it informs a Tencent server in Beijing.
Following an escalation in geopolitical tensions between China and India, the Indian government banned over 250 applications and websites under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. One of the titles that were prohibited at the time was PUBG Mobile, which has since been resurrected as Battlegrounds Mobile India. Krafton had previously stated that it will break relations with Tencent in China and invest more than $100 million (approximately Rs. 741 crores) in the nation.
It’s worth noting that when Krafton announced the debut of BGMI in India, it urged influencers and streamers not to link the game to its banned-in-India cousin PUBG Mobile, owing to geopolitical tensions between India and China. The developers also stated that they had broken connections with Tencent and committed to following local regulations.
However, it appears that Krafton did not deliver on its promises, and their PUBG Mobile replacement is quite similar to the prohibited game. Furthermore, we already know that a party leader attempted to have Battlegrounds Mobile India banned in India before its early access release. As a result, it would be fascinating to observe how the Indian government reacts when Krafton’s devious plan to transmit data to China is discovered.
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has also written to Union IT and Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, requesting that Battlegrounds Mobile India be banned in India. According to the letter obtained by Gadgets 360, data is being transmitted to nations outside of India where Indian law does not apply. It further claims that the app contains various features from the prohibited versions and that the pubg. mobile for pre-registration is included in the software bundle for this game on the Play Store. CAIT has even requested that Google remove Battlegrounds Mobile India from the Play Store.